How I’ve Made Over $1000 with CashCrate

by Broke Grad on August 5, 2009

Earlier this year I shared how I’ve made over $500 with CashCrate. Now I’m back to share how I’ve made over $1000 with CashCrate.

In case you’re wondering, CashCrate is a simple, easy way for broke college students to make some extra cash while putting off studying and homework. Trust me. I joined CashCrate while putting off my thesis, and it definitely succeeded in both making me some extra money and putting off my thesis.

CashCrate is one of the more popular “Get Paid To”, or GPT, sites. You make money by filling out surveys and completing trial offers. While most of the other sites you’ll find about CashCrate make it sound like the most exciting thing in the world, I refuse to lie to you. Filling out surveys and completing trial offers is boring. Even though it’s pretty easy to do, the process can be a little confusing for newcomers.

Luckily, I’ve documented some of my CashCrate experiences and shared them on my site to help you out, because everyone can use some extra cash. In my article on how to make $24 with CashCrate right now, I provide a step-by-step explanation of how I completed three trial offers and earned $24 from CashCrate, and it only took about an hour’s worth of my time.

Since you can only do each trial offer once, you’ll eventually run out offers to complete, but thanks to CashCrate’s generous referral program, you can keep making money. For each person you refer to CashCrate, you’ll receive 20% of your referrals’ earnings, and a $3.00 bonus for each referral who earns at least $10. By telling your friends about CashCrate, you can help them make some extra money too (and earn a few extra dollars for yourself in the process).

In fact, all of the money I’ve made with CashCrate this year has been through referrals and bonuses. Just take a look below.


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1 Doctor S August 11, 2009 at 6:41 am

I am going to give this an honest try this evening after work. I have tried survey programs before and did not get much out of them at all, but I’m interested to see what you are saying! Hope all is well, you must be busy!

2 The Non-Student August 18, 2009 at 12:22 pm

That is impressive, especially with the referrals. For me, I have trouble finding friends who are willing to sign up for things like this: ebates, swagbucks, etc. How do you get people to join?

3 Meghan Porter August 23, 2009 at 11:49 am

Great post! I love how you accomplished two things while using CashCrate.. 1) making some extra money and 2) putting off your thesis. We’re always trying to find little ways to avoid studying, while also trying to avoid the feeling of guilt for not studying. I love these sites where you can earn money just by filling out some surveys or referring your friends to CashCrate! :) You should consider creating a poll for your readers. I find them pretty useful and fun for voting as well!

4 Alan August 24, 2009 at 3:28 pm

Your article on this blog is fantastic. Well done! I’m a big fan of your blog and be sure to keep up the great work.
I plan on returning and linking to your site.

The Alan Haft Blog,

5 auto phi August 24, 2009 at 4:52 pm

I’d rather spend my time figuring out other ways to make money, but if you’re bored and aren’t looking for a challenge this doesn’t look entirely bad.

6 Ibrahim | August 24, 2009 at 7:55 pm

I need to check this out. Any way to make a little extra money on the side sounds cool!

7 Babayemi Olumide. September 16, 2009 at 3:28 pm

Hello, this realy sound good, bt i v had somtin like this jst of recent bt i was told dt has a Nigerian i shld nt signup using Nigeria ip nd dt i’ll need to provide som act lyk graph card etc…Pls is dis through nd how can u help me out?

8 Good Steward | October 7, 2009 at 3:01 pm

Congrats on your earnings! Seeing that you have accomplished earning $1000 on Cashcrate, I am confident I am able to do the same. I am documenting my process on my blog so wish me luck! I have earned over $300 so far! Hopefully I will be at $1000 in a few months since I am trying several different ways to get referrals. I guess one important key is to help your referrals get referrals since Cashcrate pays on two levels. This is what I am doing with my referrals. Nevertheless, thanks for sharing your success!

9 Investing 101 For Dummies November 18, 2009 at 12:45 pm

This is probably the first cashcrate review I’ve heard where the author readily agrees that the work involved is boring. Very refreshing to see some honesty out there!

10 Skylar February 16, 2010 at 9:13 pm

So do you actually get the money? I’ve heard this site is spam, but I’m not completely sure. So, is it a spam, or is the money actually sent to you? Please give me a truthful answer; I’m debating whether I’m going to try this or not.

11 Austin February 26, 2010 at 2:28 pm

How much have you earned now? I know that one of CashCrate’s forum moderators has earned over $18,000 now.

12 Austin March 20, 2010 at 5:12 pm

He probably got a job; since he’s out of college.

13 E. May 17, 2010 at 7:12 am


i’m from the philippines and i’m diasppointed that there aren’t a lot of offers available in cash crate for phlippine residents. aside from that it takes too long for me to get my pending earning approved. how could this be?

im now doubting if it’s a lucrative source of income or if it’s not a hoax.

14 Vy May 20, 2010 at 12:25 pm

I’m new to all this computer talk.
What is a Website first off?
2) I am trying to think of ways to make extra money as jobs in Ohio are not very good and I’m unable to draw unemployment.
3) I did go to and signed up.
4) If I can make a couple hundred here and there please tell me where to begin.
5) I’ve signed up for several programs but they just want me to sign up for programs I’m already a member of and I don’t like signing up for free trials when they ask for a credit card. I made the mistage of doing it twice and they still took the money out of the account and I ended up having to close that account out completely.

Thanks I appreciate any help you can give me as I’m 55 years old and really depressed at not being able to work and going back to college after 30 years isn’t very pleasant either.

15 wordpress seo May 20, 2010 at 4:00 pm

In fact, all of the money I’ve made with CashCrate this year has been through referrals and bonuses. Just take a look below.

16 ponder September 28, 2010 at 7:02 pm

Is there any good website in which you can post your referel link so people can do the offers?

Also when your filling out surveys, etc.. do you have to use the same email address as the one you used to join CashCrate?

17 tjberte December 7, 2010 at 3:39 pm

This post alone convinced me to start using CashCrate’s referral business. Nice post.

18 Sam January 26, 2011 at 10:27 am

This is a tremendous success! I don’t know of anyone else that has made over $1,000 with cash crate. I’m looking into it now.

19 rent textbooks online March 28, 2011 at 8:58 am

Thats nuts and its great to see you back.!

20 ross @ great credit May 19, 2011 at 1:30 pm

that’s actually pretty impressive. I’ve tried a couple of the survey sites and they turned out to not be what i thought they were. It was just a thing to get my email address and sell me some products. Unfortunately, I cant remember the name of the company, because i would love to talk negatively about them ;)
I think i’ll give this one a little test.

21 rent textbooks online May 25, 2011 at 12:12 pm

Cash Crate is awesome I have had a lot of good luck witht hem.

22 internet dizi May 28, 2011 at 1:50 pm

? am learn thankss

23 rent textbooks online July 19, 2011 at 7:51 am

Cash Crate is awesome

24 Cashcrater September 5, 2011 at 12:49 pm

Impressive with all those referrals!

25 Alastair September 12, 2011 at 8:22 am

I’ve go through some really good stuff here. Worth bookmarking for revisiting. I wonder just how much hard work you placed to produce this sort of magnificent helpful site.

26 bobbi June 22, 2012 at 8:27 am

OMG Hi I joined cash crate 3 months ago and I have not touched the surveys as I find them to be rather boring. I decided to run with the referral I dea and everyday for at least 2 hours all I do is referrals and I have been paid 3 checks the last one was $2,000 wow I almost passed out when I saw it. I have done most of my advertising through gregs list and newspaper adds. I find they are much easier as people look at e-mail notificatioins as scams or video exposer as scams. So try it and you’ll be totally blown away. Good luck

27 Fabian July 12, 2012 at 11:09 am

Men gez u guy just motivated me to continue working hard on cash crate doh i hav made $3 cos i havnt bin taking surveys 4 quite some tym.tank 4 the info. Sign up 4 free

28 david August 11, 2012 at 7:53 am

I received my 1st payment ($115.15) :)
Please join as my ref:

29 CashCrate Cash August 23, 2012 at 7:59 am

CashCrate is a great way to make money, made 112,91$ in my first month!

30 honestguy August 25, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Click here to join cash crate and join Live Contest offers to make extra money.

31 Sydney June 22, 2013 at 7:25 pm

Hi! I’m really trying to save up for a new laptop so please refer me!

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